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Oxygen is Powerful

The human body is a remarkable electro-chemical marvel. It depends on a regular supply of fuel components, just like an engine. Glucose and oxygen generate energy within the mitochondria in more than 75 trillion cells, every second of every day we are alive. Oxygen is universally recognized as the most powerful and safest of all disinfectants. No matter how often an anaerobic pathogenic microorganism mutates, it will be destroyed by oxygen. Oxygen remains bioactive against these invaders regardless of their tactics, strategies and armor and is highly effective against fungi, yeasts, molds, bacteria, viruses and even parasites. Oxygen is also critical to healthy looking skin. Oxygen assists in the construction and manufacture of collagen and elastin, components that give the skin its supple and youthful appearance.

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Potatoes are an incredibly healthy food …

For Total Wellness

Potato & Herb Salad                                           By Anthony William, Medical Medium

A lot of people these days are cautious about eating potatoes, fearing they are too high in carbohydrates, will slow down weight loss, or are too white in color to have any real nutritional benefits.
Potato:
This is a misconception. Potatoes are an incredibly healthy food that offer us an abundance of benefits for healing. What we do need to be cautious of is what we choose to put on our potatoes. Typically potatoes are eaten with butter, heavy amounts of oil, topped with cheese, cream or bacon, or alongside a big piece of steak. This is where the problem and the confusion around potatoes stems from.

Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties as well as a storage protein called patatin which has been shown to exhibit activity against disease causing free radicals.

Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body. Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next. This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses.

Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD. Potatoes themselves are virtually fat-free and packed with dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and protect the colon from polyps and cancer. Their high fiber content also helps to lower blood LDL cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels stable and within normal range.

Today’s recipe gives you a simple but flavorful way to enjoy the subtleties of the flavor in steamed potatoes, along with fresh herbs, garlic, zingy lemon and an optional kick from the jalapeño and/or mustard powder.

This recipe is quick and easy to pull together and offers a satiating lunch, dinner or side dish paired with a crunchy green salad. It’s also a wonderful choice to bring to gatherings and parties, and tastes wonderful the next day for an easy grab and eat meal of leftovers. Enjoy!

Potato & Herb Salad

Ingredients:
6 potatoes (red, blue, or yellow work great for this recipe)
1 teaspoon olive oil
juice of 1 lemon (or more as desired)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (or more as desired)
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped chives
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped dill
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
finely chopped jalapeño (optional)
pinch mustard powder (optional)

Directions:
1. Steam the potatoes until tender and they can be pierced with a fork without crumbling (approximately 30 minutes). Set aside to cool.
2. Prepare the rest of the ingredients.
3. Once the potatoes are cool, add the other ingredients into a big bowl with them, carefully tossing everything together. Taste and adjust lemon and seasoning as desired.

Enjoy this wonderfully easy, delicious and healthy dish!

Warmly,
Connie Clark
www.behealthysolutions.com

Reasons You May Need More Vitamin D Than You Think …

Total Wellness is an amazingly awesome goal!  Read below why Vitamin D is so critical …

Why take extra vitamin D? Let us count the ways.

No matter the season, getting adequate vitamin D is critical.One study found that during the winter months, 28 percent of participants were deficient in vitamin D (blood levels of < 20 ng/mL), while 33 percent had insufficient levels (blood levels of 20-29 ng/mL).

And while many people become less concerned about vitamin D around this time of year, thinking the summer sun will correct any low levels that occurred during the winter, nothing could be farther from the truth. According to Dr. Jennifer Landa, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD, “a whopping two-thirds of Americans are not just low on the vitamin – they’re in full-blown deficiency. And a few months of sunshine every 365 days just won’t cut it.”

From boosting the immune system to protecting against dementia, here are nine reasons it’s important to keep vitamin D levels up.

1. Protect vision: Want to save your vision? One study found that having adequate levels of the sunshine vitamin just may ward off the leading cause of blindness.

2. Reduce back pain: Low vitamin D levels may be responsible for your back pain.  Stewart Leavitt, PhD, Executive Director of Pain Treatment Topics, found that patients with chronic back pain usually had insufficient levels of vitamin D. Funny enough, when they were given adequate vitamin D supplementation, their pain either vanished or was significantly relieved.

3. Skip cold and flu season: Sufficient levels of vitamin D just may help you dodge a cold or flu. Scientists have found that inadequate levels of vitamin D lend to a deficiency in the immune defenses that protect us from infections, neoplasias or autoimmune diseases.

4. Dodge colon cancer: Having sufficient levels of vitamin D may mean life or death if you’re ever diagnosed with colon cancer. In fact, one study found that those with high levels of vitamin D were less likely to ever develop colon cancer, and more likely to survive if the cancer ever did developed.

5. Protect against breast cancer: Women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer may benefit from higher vitamin D levels, as it interferes with the genetic pathway responsible for these types of tumors.

6. Be happy: You’ve likely heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. It’s the condition of feeling depressed and ‘blue’ during the darker winter months, and it’s thought that this is due to lack of the sunshine vitamin. Read up on how low vitamin D levels can impact your mood.

7. Reduce dementia risk: Vitamin D may lower your risk of developing dementia. It is believed that vitamin D helps to transport amyloid beta protein structures across the delicate blood-brain barrier so the clusters can be released for eventual disposal.

8. Improve blood pressure: Even making small improvements in vitamin D status can greatly reduce hypertension risk. In fact, according to one study, for every ten percent increase in vitamin D3 blood concentrations, the risk of developing hypertension decreased by 8.1 percent.

9. Lower heart attack risk: In a 2008 study, researchers found that men who had insufficient levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to have a heart attack than those who had adequate levels of the vitamin.

Vitamin D Deficiency

To Your Best Health Ever!
Connie L. Clark
Health & Wellness Consultant

Major Depression Symptoms Significantly Reduced with Chlorella!

Major Depression Symptoms Significantly Reduced with Chlorella

Written By:

Case Adams, Naturopath

Major Depression Symptoms Improved with Chlorella

The symptoms of depression are often treated with drugs that can have long-term adverse side effects. A new study finds chlorella significantly reduces symptoms of major depression.

Certainly we can’t blame depression on nutrition alone. There is certainly a spiritual component – an emptiness from within, or call it what you want. This is why natural health uses the moniker, “body, mind and spirit” – because the condition of the spirit is critical for the health of our body and mind.

But within this moniker, ‘body, mind and spirit’ we also find there is a link between the three. One cannot separate them, whether clinically or abstractly.

For this reason, our moods are often linked with hormone and neurotransmitter balance and availability – along with their reception among nerve and brain cells.

The question is whether or not natural therapies can seriously affect our moods – more importantly, those producing greater symptoms of anxiety and depression. Apparently, the clinical answer is yes.

Chlorella and clinical depression

Research from the University of Western Australia in Perth has found that chlorella can significantly improve symptoms of depression.

The researchers tested 92 patients with major depressive disorder – a disorder that affects millions of people around the world.

The researchers split the patients into two groups. They gave 42 of the patients 1,800 milligrams of Chlorella vulgaris extract per day. The other 50 patients continued their standard care.

The researchers used a scale called the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to test the patients’ symptoms of depression, along with the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) scale. Both of these have been used in clinical settings to establish the range of depressive symptoms and the severity of the diagnosis.

After six weeks of treatment with either the standard pharmaceutical treatment or chlorella extract, the researchers found that those patients who had taken the chlorella had significantly reduced scores in both depression tests. The BDI-II scores went down by over four points and the HADS scores went down by 3.71 points.

To give some reference, the HADS scale consists of 21 points, and anything over an 8 is considered symptomatic of anxiety or depression.

In addition to reduced total scores, the researchers also saw significant reductions in some of the subset scores. For example, physical and cognitive symptoms were significantly improved in the chlorella group, and subscales for depression and anxiety were significantly lower among the chlorella group.

The researchers concluded:

“This pilot exploratory trial provides the first clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy with CVE in improving physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms in patients who are receiving standard antidepressant therapy.”

Chlorella is a microalga. It is a single-celled algae that is typically grown in controlled growth medium tanks. It is significantly high in protein, with over 40 percent protein, with all of the essential amino acids. It also contains proteins that stimulate growth hormone and brain neurotransmitters.

Concentrated extract was used in this study due to the fact that whole chlorella can be difficult for the body to break down the cell wall. An extract provides the contents of the cell after the cell wall has been broken.

REFERENCES:

Panahi Y, Badeli R, Karami GR, Badeli Z, Sahebkar A. A randomized controlled trial of  6-week Chlorella vulgaris supplementation in patients with major depressive disorder.Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;23(4):598-602. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.06.010.

Hawkins RL, Nakamura M. Expression of human growth hormone by the eukaryotic alga, Chlorella. Curr Microbiol. 1999 Jun;38(6):335-41.

Case Adams is a California Naturopath who is board-certified by the American Alternative Medical Association as an Alternative Medical Practitioner, with a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, a D.Sc. in Integrative Health Sciences and a degree in Naturopathy. He is a traditional naturopath – not a licensed physician. His focus is upon researching, writing about and authenticating traditional therapies with clinical evidence. He is the author of 25 books on natural health. His books can be found on Heal Naturally – and many are available for immediate download on GreenMedinfo’s book libraryContact Case at case@caseadams.com.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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Thank you for visiting my blog and reading this vital information.  I, personally, have suffered from major chronic depression all of my life!  I have not tried using this information yet, but fully intend to immediately.  I will keep you posted on if and how this works for me!  I am totally excited and totally into Total Wellness!
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Warmly,
Connie Clark
Alternative Health Consultant

Cucumbers are Super Healthy

Great information from Dr. Mercola

Cucumbers are in the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon.  Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means they can help you stay hydrated.

However, there’s reason to eat cucumbers all year long. With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet.

9 Reasons to Eat Cucumbers

1. Protect Your Brain

Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health. In addition to improving your memory and protecting your nerve cells from age-related decline, fisetin has been found to prevent progressive memory and learning impairments in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans, which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties. According to the George Mateljan Foundation:

“Scientists have already determined that several different signaling pathways required for cancer cell development and survival can be blocked by activity of cucurbitacins.”

3. Fight Inflammation

Cucumbers may help to “cool” the inflammatory response in your body, and animal studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes (including cyclo-oxygenase 2, or COX-2).

4. Antioxidant Properties

Cucumbers contain numerous antioxidants, including the well-known vitamin C and beta-carotene. They also contain antioxidant flavonoids, such as quercetin, apigenin, luteolin, and kaempferol, which provide additional benefits.

For instance, quercetin is an antioxidant that many believe prevents histamine release—making quercetin-rich foods “natural antihistamines.” Kaempferol, meanwhile, may help fight cancer and lower your risk of chronic diseases including heart disease.

5. Freshen Your Breath

Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odor-causing bacteria. According to the principles of Ayurveda, eating cucumbers may also help to release excess heat in your stomach, which is said to be a primary cause of bad breath.

6. Manage Stress

Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.

7. Support Your Digestive Health

Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber. If you struggle with acid reflux, you should know that drinking water can help suppress acute symptoms of acid reflux by temporarily raising stomach pH; it’s possible that water-rich cucumbers may have a similar effect.

Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.

8. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Cucumbers are very low in calories, yet they make a filling snack (one cup of sliced cucumber contains just 16 calories). The soluble fiber in cucumbers dissolves into a gel-like texture in your gut, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber-rich foods may help with weight control.

9. Support Heart Health

Cucumbers contain potassium, which is associated with lower blood pressure levels. A proper balance of potassium both inside and outside your cells is crucial for your body to function properly.

As an electrolyte, potassium is a positive charged ion that must maintain a certain concentration (about 30 times higher inside than outside your cells) in order to carry out its functions, which includes interacting with sodium to help control nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, and heart function.

Organic Cucumbers Are Worth It

If you’re wondering whether you should choose organic cucumbers over conventionally grown varieties, I’d suggest organic. Cucumbers were ranked the 12th most contaminated food and the second in cancer risk due to their pesticide content, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Further, cucumbers are often waxed after harvest to withstand the long journey to market unscarred and to protect against the many hands that touch it. While the wax is supposed to be food-grade and safe, there are different types used:

  • Carnauba wax (from the carnauba palm tree)
  • Beeswax
  • Shellac (from the lac beetle)
  • Petroleum-based waxes

The natural waxes are far preferable to the petroleum-based waxes, which may contain solvent residues or wood rosins. Produce coated with wax is not labeled as such, but organic produce will not contain petroleum-based wax coatings (although it may contain carnauba wax or insect shellac).

The other potential issue is that wax seals in pesticide residues and debris, making them even more difficult to remove with just water. To reach the contaminants buried beneath the surface of your vegetables and fruits, you need a cleanser that also removes the wax, which is what a fruit and vegetable wash does. You could also peel the cucumber, but that is one of the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber (the other is the seeds), so it’s better to consume it if you can.

What Else Are Cucumbers Good For?

Flavonoids and tannins in cucumbers have been found to have both free-radical scavenging and pain-relieving effects, while it has a number of traditional folk uses as well. As written in the Journal of Young PharmacistsTraditionally, this plant is used for headaches; the seeds are cooling and diuretic, the fruit juice of this plant is used as a nutritive and as a demulcent in anti-acne lotions.”

As the fourth-most widely cultivated “vegetable” in the world (cucumbers are technically a fruit), cucumbers are widely available, but seek to get them from a local farmer’s market if you can. Even better, cucumbers are very easy to grow, even if you only have access to a patio. They thrive in containers (provide they have somewhere to climb on) and produce ample produce from a small number of plants, so you could try your hand at growing them yourself.

Healthy Tips for Better Living!

I thought that I would share several tips for healthier living and it is much less costly on the budget!  Enjoy and please leave me a comment about what you think of some of the tips; which one is your favorite!

 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

There are many uses for Apple Cider Vinegar* (ACV) that are proven and have been used for ages.  Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider. During the fermentation process, sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol and then into vinegar. Like other types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and it also contains some lactic, citric and malic acids.

Healthy apple cider vinegar

Only purchase organic, unfiltered, and unprocessed apple cider vinegar. When you look into the bottle, you should see a cobweb-like substance, which is the “mother of vinegar”, and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed. It’s the only way apple cider vinegar should be consumed.

According to Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D. …

“Vinegar can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range. Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow! It’s also great for animals. Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

It’s so easy to incorporate vinegar into your daily diet. When you wake up in the morning just make a delicious cocktail using 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste. If you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia. I recommend you use only distilled water. This “Bragg Healthy Cocktail” is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination, the bowels, lungs, skin, and the kidneys. Take it at least twice a day, and you will start to see changes like increased energy, soft skin, and decreased muscle and joint aches from exercise. Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. Any vinegar that is clear and has no “mother” (the strand-like substance in the bottom of the bottle) has no nutritional value. Natural raw vinegar should be pungent, with a rich, brownish color and a visible “mother.” Drinking apple cider vinegar daily, and eating a largely fresh, organic, vegetarian diet, along with following a simple fitness program, will change your life so dramatically you will never go back to your old ways! Get fit, get healthy, and live a long and happy life!”

Here are just a few health uses …

1. Optimized Nutrient Absorption and Improved Digestion

ACV is high in acetic acid.  Acetic acid increases your body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients from the food you eat. Drinking water with ACV before meals can help you to get more nutrition from the foods you eat.  A few tablespoons may help to improve digestion.  Apple cider vinegar can also be very helpful in reducing gas and bloating. Just take a tablespoon of ACV diluted in water or tea before a meal. It can also help ameliorate symptoms of heartburn. Take a dose as soon as you feel heartburn symptoms coming on.  ACV also improves bowel movement on an as needed basis … apple cider vinegar’s acidity aids in detoxifying and cleansing the digestive tract and cleaning out the colon.  ACV can help the body remove toxic waste more efficiently before it has time to do damage and it also helps to detoxify the liver. Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a 1 or 2 liter filtered water bottle. Drink this throughout the day to cleanse your body, liver and kidneys.

2. Eliminate Fungus/Yeast

If you are dealing with a candida yeast overgrowth or foot/skin fungus, ACV may provide you with a solution. Add 1 teaspoon ACV to a glass of water and drink before each meal. At first your candida may seem to worsen, caused by the detoxification, but it will improve after it is under control.

To get rid of skin or toe fungus, soak feet in ACV or apply on the affected area. It will give a burning sensation, so if you have a sensitive skin, it is best to dilute with water.

3. Rinse For Healthy And Shiny Hair/Hair Loss

ACV can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing to add healthy body and shine. Use ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour through your hair after shampooing several times a week.  It may also help reduce hair loss.

4. Whiten Your Teeth

ACV can help remove stains from your teeth.  Rub your teeth with ACV and rinse thoroughly afterwards.  Don’t repeat this treatment more than once or twice a week, due to possible enamel erosion.

5. Green Cleaning

Mix ½ cup ACV with ½ cup water to clean microwaves, bathroom and kitchen surfaces, sinks/tubs, windows, and mirrors. Add the mixture in a spray bottle and it couldn’t be simpler. For the tougher stains, use undiluted ACV. For toilet cleaning, pour undiluted ACV in your toilet and let sit overnight. Try ACV as a dishwashing detergent instead of your normal dish detergent; just mix ½ cup ACV with 1 cup of water.

By utilizing orange or lemon peels with ACV (in jar and shaken for 10 days), the peels will release oils to give it fresh scent and antimicrobial properties.

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar is an amazing combination that has many uses.  As a drain cleaner, sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda down the drain, then add 1/2 or 1 cup apple cider vinegar and let it bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot water. This is a much safer alternative to dangerous and toxic drain cleaners.

6. All-natural Flea Repellent For Your Pets

Mix one part vinegar with one part water and add to a spraying bottle. Moisten well the coat of your pet with this mixture once a day, for a few days to a week, and all fleas should be eliminated.

7.  Supplementation for Animals

Some holistic health practitioners recommend that ACV be placed in a dog’s drinking water but it may be better placed in fresh food if you prefer to keep additives out of the drinking water.  Use 1 teaspoon for small dogs and 1 tablespoon. for medium-large dogs.

8.  Fresh Produce Cleanse

According to Dr. Mercola, Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best natural agents for removing certain pesticides and bacteria from your fresh produce. Use a solution of 10% vinegar to 90% water as a bath to briefly soak produce. Just place your vegetables or fruit in the solution, swish it around, and rinse thoroughly.

Don’t use this process on fragile fruits (like berries), since they could be damaged in the process or soak up too much vinegar through their porous skins.

9.  Skin Care

While one of the benefits of detoxification is clear skin, anyone who has done any kind of intensive detox knows that the road to clear skin is often loaded with blemishes. As your body releases toxins from your blood and tissue, some toxins make their exits through the skin in the form of pimples, rashes and other angry red eruptions.

You can use apple cider vinegar as an astringent, by soaking a washcloth/cotton pad in diluted ACV and applying it to your face. Or, you can simply dab it right onto blemishes to dry them out and heal them.

It’s amazing how smooth your skin feels after applying ACV; it tightens and plumps it a bit, and can help reduce or minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

10.  Deodorant

Most commercial deodorants are antiperspirants, which block your ability to sweat. Since sweat is one of your body’s natural means of detoxification, blocking your ability to sweat can block your ability to detoxify. Plus, most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum and a load of toxic, dangerous chemicals and synthetic fragrances, so you want to avoid them anyway.

You can actually use apple cider vinegar as a natural deodorant! Apple cider vinegar absorbs and neutralizes stinky scents. Simply rub a bit of ACV in your underarms and it will absorb and minimize body odors. The vinegary smell dissipates once it dries.

*Apple cider vinegar may interact with diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for diabetes and heart disease, so if you’re planning to use it on a daily basis, be sure to consult your doctor to avoid interactions with the medicines you’re taking.

There are some suggested uses of ACV for diabetes, cancer and other types of diseases; however, I do not feel that there have been enough scientific studies to warrant talking about those uses yet.  Stay tuned though as more research is accomplished on Apple Cider Vinegar!

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  • Top Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is the most versatile and commonly used essential oil on our planet. Find here good reasons why you should consider adding lavender essential oil to your daily life.

Lavender Stock Photo

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is possibly the most versatile and commonly used essential oil on our world. Its fragrance can take you on a calming journey through peaceful purple fields while balancing your emotional self; its uses and benefits go far beyond just calming your mind.

Many people like to carry a bottle of lavender essential oil with them to use on an as needed basis.

1.      Soothe Headaches

Lavender’s soothing and relaxing aroma works wonders to relieve headaches caused by tension. Apply 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil to a warm (or cold), damp cloth. Place it on your forehead while lying down for 10 to 20 minutes. Or when on the go, apply one drop on each temple in a circular motion to find instant relieve. Add it to your favorite massage oil and rub on your forehead, shoulders, neck, and back.

2.      Sleep Aid

Fall asleep faster and get a deep and calming night’s rest.  Use a room diffuser to create a calming, sleep promoting scent in the room, add it to your night cream, add 1-2 drops to your tea, put a few drops on your pillow, massage your temples, or take a (foot) bath before turning in. For your little ones, you could massage their little feet with a base oil with a few drops of essential oil or you could add a few drops to their favorite stuffed animal or pillow.

3.      Pain Relief

Lavender oil can be used to relieve pain and heal burns without scarring. First, cool the area with cold, running water for at least 5 minutes. Then add 2-3 drops on the affected area to decrease the pain and aid the healing process. For skin sensitivity, dilute the lavender oil in pure water or in pure Aloe vera gel.

4.      Itching

Apply topically, directly onto to affected area or dilute in a carrier oil if you have a sensitive skin. You could use a carrier oil or Aloe vera gel to dilute the lavender essential oil.

5.      Anxiety, Depression, and De-stressing

Lavender is well-known for calming nerves and emotions. It works as a natural sedative. Diffuse the oil in the air, add a few drops to a vaporizer, massage your temples, put a few drops on your pillow, add several drops of lavender oil to a bath for a soothing soak, or use as a perfume.

6.       Acne Treatment

Add 1-2 drops to your favorite facial toner or cream to eliminate acne and for prevention. Lavender inhibits bacteria growth and aids your body to balance its sebum secretion.

7.      Disinfectant for Wounds

Lavender has antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. It helps the healing process and stops bleeding. Just drop lavender oil on your cut\wound or dilute in pure water if you have sensitive skin.

8.      Dry, Chapped Skin Or Lips

Lavender oil works wonders for dry and chapped skin. Use topically on the affected area or add a few drops to your favorite body lotion or lip balm. Mix several drops of lavender oil with coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

9.      Motion Sickness Or Nausea

Place a drop of lavender essential oil on the end of your tongue, behind your ears, or just inhale it from a handkerchief to find relief. For pregnant women it is recommended to wait until the second trimester before using it.

10.  Flavor Enhancement

Pure lavender oil is edible! First be sure that the oil is very, very diluted, and make sure you’re using food-grade essential oil, as most are not edible. Only food grade essential oils, such as Sisel International or Essante Organics Essential Oils, can be ingested or taken internally. Add a drop to your tea, water, salad dressings or few drops to cookie, brownie or other dessert recipes.

Lavendar Essential Oil’s benefits and uses does not stop here. Definitely one of those oils you must have! Basically, pure lavender oil is so universal in its properties and uses that when in doubt, choose lavender.

Note: Lavender essential oil can safely be used undiluted for adults and children. You can use it internally or externally but make sure to buy the right stuff. Buy pure, organic, edible, 100% therapeutic grade.

There are many other possible uses of lavender essential oil such as: indigestion, lowering blood pressure, PMS, scarring, water retention, bruises, bronchitis, earaches, fainting or dizziness, hives, flu, laryngitis, mucus, respiratory function, and coughing in general (by gargling a few drops of pure lavender oil in purified water).

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  • Toxic Chemicals to Eliminate from Your Life
Not all chemicals are bad.  A chemical is merely a substance with a distinct molecular composition. Your tea is a chemical and so is the water that went into your tea. But for toxic chemicals, we are mainly talking about man-made compounds with damaging effects on humans, animals, or the environment. Many toxic chemicals are used in our homes and can be eliminated.  Do it for your children, if not for yourself … I never want to poison my grandchildren so I keep my home as free as possible from toxic chemicals.

My granddaughter, Maya!

My granddaughter, Maya!

Here are some health-damaging chemicals (or sources of chemicals) that can be found in your home, but can be eliminated:

1. Bisphenol-A (BPA)

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical found in plastics, often in food containers like those reusable food storage bowls and lids. It is also found in the linings of canned foods. And it can leech into the food, where it disrupts hormones and causes fertility issues, faster development in girls, and behavioral issues. Opt for glass as an alternative.

2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are volatile organic compounds which are gasses emitted from certain solids and liquids like paints, pesticides, and scented products such as laundry detergent. They have been linked to asthma and cancer. Switch to an unscented detergent (preferably organic/safe-proven) and only use non-VOC paints and lacquers when improving your home environment.

3. Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) can be found in nonstick cookware and some fabrics. They are linked to cancer and birth defects. Eliminate nonstick pots and pans and use stainless steel or cast iron instead.

4. Triclosan

Found in antibacterial soaps, triclosan promotes antibiotic resistance and helps bacteria evolve into super-bacteria. When these are mixed with chlorine in tap water, the poisonous gas chloroform is created. Get rid of all anti-bacterial soaps in your home.  There are many safe and natural anti-bacterial soaps, without toxic chemicals.  Both Sisel International and Essante Organics offer safe alternatives.

5. Household Cleaners

Most household cleaners have dangerous chemicals within them. However, most of them can be substituted with baking soda or vinegar (two amazing household cleaners in their own right). You can toss the glass cleaner, floor soap, scrubbing powders, bleach, and more when you switch to baking soda and vinegar as your main sources of cleanliness. See above uses of Apple Cider Vinegar which includes combining with baking soda.

There are many other toxic chemicals that should be avoided in your home. Formaldehyde, chlorine, fluoride and perchloroethylene are just a few. Keeping your home safe and healthy should be a top priority and this includes minimizing the exposure to all of these substances.  Both Sisel International and Essante Organics offer wonderful and safe alternative for household cleaning.

 

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I try to utilize all of the above tips myself as much as possible and I’m always looking for new, safer ways to enhance my life in a healthier way.  I hope that you find some beneficial ways from this post to enhance your life more healthfully, as well!  Keep your children and your grandchildren safe!
Warmly,
Connie Clark
303-770-3180
Be Healthy Solutions:  http://www.behealthysolutions.com

Research Indicates – Formula Baby Milk Contains Heavy Metals!

Metals risk in baby milk: Popular formulas can contain 100 times more aluminum than breast milk

• Traces of metal in milk from leading products found to be much higher than is legally allowed in water, according to research

• Top brands or baby milk, including Organic, all contained levels of aluminum which are too high, say the scientists

Ingredients (organic Fulvic Acid) in Sisel SpectraMaxx and Body Shield can attach to aluminum and remove it from the body.

Formula baby milk can contain 100 times more aluminum than breast milk, potentially causing health problems in later life, claim researchers.

Traces of the metal in milk from some of the UK’s leading products were found to be much higher than is legally allowed in water, according to scientists at Keele University, Staffordshire.

Their study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, examined 30 types of formula including infant first milks and toddler milks. All 30 tested had high levels of aluminum in them.

Previous research has linked aluminum to neurological diseases, bone defects and dementia in later life.
Aluminum occurs naturally in soya plants due to the acidic soil they are grown in.
Study leader, who raised the alarm three years ago with a similar study, said some formulas have aluminum levels 100 times higher than the same amount of breast milk.
He said ‘We believe this is too much aluminum to be subjecting a human to at their most vulnerable stage of life.

‘People have almost certainly heard about the link with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions and we know from studies that it influences the way in which bones form.

‘Aluminum can also produce anemia in individuals, which is not then helped by giving people more iron.
‘How may this aluminum be impacting on the immediate and long-term health of the baby – these are questions that are of monumental concern.
‘What we don’t know is whether aluminum is accumulating in the bodies of formula-fed babies. If it is, aluminum has no biological function at all; you have no requirement for it.
Results showed both ready-to-drink and powdered varieties had a similar concentration of aluminum overall, but it was highest in soya-based milks.
At the other end of the scale, soya-based formulations had the highest concentrations of aluminum but almost all major brands and Organic infant milk also had high levels.

The law states aluminum levels in water can be no more than 200 micrograms per liter, meaning some of the milks contained several times this level.
The Food Standards Agency has previously said it does not havec oncerns about aluminum intake based on cow’s milk infant formula. Now it darn well should!

Soya-based milks should not be used on the advice of a GP as they are likely to contain higher levels aluminum and many other toxins and hormonal disruptors.

A research chemist accused the manufacturers of complacency, saying: ‘We expected something to be done about this since our last research but, if anything, the amount of aluminum in products has increased.

Top brands including Organic formulas all contained levels of aluminum which are too high, say the researchers
‘There’s a very good chance that some of this aluminum is coming from the packaging and an equal chance it is in the ingredients. Processing is also likely to be a source.’
Clearly the manufacturers of infant formulas are not concerned about reducing their content of aluminum and the extensive use of aluminum-based packaging for infant formulas seems to confirm this.

‘There are no adequate criteria upon which to base a safety level for aluminum in infant formulas and for this reason it would be sensible to take action to reduce the level of aluminum to a lowest practicable level.’

Body Shield and SupraMaxx are the best answer we can think of to attach to residual Aluminum in our bodies and remove it from out systems!

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Protect yourself and your precious baby!  Our society, manufacturers, medical establishments, doctors, etc. are NOT going to protect you … unfortunately, they are either ignorant or very knowledgeable about what they are doing to the people of the world … this means YOU!  Be as healthy as you possibly can and you will prevent many of the degenerative diseases and chronic illnesses that are rampant in our society!  YOU must take responsibility for your OWN health!

Be your OWN advocate!  You will be glad you did!

Warmly,
Connie Clark
Wellness Consultant
303-770-3180 hm ofc
303-898-7376 mobile
http://behealthysolutions.mysisel.com

 

The Original Glutathione Formula™ (OGF) Story!

A message from the Co-CEO, David Kirchenbaum
“Dr. Keller and I met in 1992 and we were business partners and best friends for the next 17 years until his passing. Dr. Keller led the science and medicine and I managed operations and finances. I remember the day Dr. Keller told me he had learned about Glutathione; He was so excited and determined to develop a way to increase Glutathione levels in his patients. Once Dr. Keller finalized the methodology, I was so honored that he included me as his co-Inventor on the United States patent.”

Original Glutathione Formula BottleThe First Steps
In 1997 Dr. Keller became determined to figure out a way to increase the Glutathione levelsof his patients. He developed a formulation to begin testing. He also developed a lab test so he could actually see that Glutathione levels were increasing in his patients. He presented the test at the 1998 Conference on the Laboratory science of HIV.
LAB TEST ABSTRACT, pg. 4
Development of the Technology

Utilizing the lab test, Dr. Keller tested many formulations until he was satisfied that his technology did increase Glutathione levels in his patients. It was then that a patent application was filed for the technology. On July 17, 2001, a United States patent was granted to Dr. Keller for the Method of treatment of Glutathione deficient mammals.Click to view PATENTUtilizing this blood test, Dr. Keller monitored the effect of his Glutathione technology in his medical practice. Based upon this data, he presented abstracts at various scientific meetings including The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 2008 and 2009, XVI International AIDS Conference and various other meetings. Each such abstract disclosed an increase in Glutathione levels utilizing his Glutathione technology.

World Wide Distribution
After witnessing the positive impact on his patients over several years, he became determined to make it available to as many people as possible. At that time there were several different  incorporating Dr. Keller’s Glutathione technology. Meanwhile, our efforts became very focused on the ground level of the HIV epidemic in Africa, prompting us to seek a partnership to increase the distribution of our Glutathione technology. To achieve this goal, Dr. Keller reviewed all the different Glutathione  that were currently in production and he arrived at what he viewed as the best of all the  for wide scale distribution. This formulation, which is known as The Original Glutathione Formula, was exclusively licensed to a newly formed Multi-Level Marketing Company on September 1, 2006. Dr. Keller was elated that tens of thousands of people outside his medical practice were benefitting from his Glutathione technology.

Dr. Keller was committed to improving the health and quality of life of people worldwide.

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I am still (always will be) taking The Original Glutathione Formula, as does my husband and my sister!  Recently, my Chiropractor, Doctor Bonnie Davis of the Maximum Balance Clinic in Englewood, Colorado, after checking out several proclaimed glutathione supplements, ordered my product, The Original Glutathione Formula, because it was far superior to any other supplement she tested!

Wishing you Great Health and Happiness!

Connie Clark
Wellness Consultant
303-770-3180 hm ofc
303-898-7376 mobile
The Original Glutathione Formula™ (OGF)